Gardening Tips

Advice from the Experts

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We know many of our visitors are inspired to do more gardening but it can be difficult to know where to start. Although gardening may seem daunting, here are her simple tips if you want to get into a life of gardening:

  1. Find your niche and choose a part of horticulture that looks interesting to you. E.g. you may choose to grow house plants/vegetables/cutting flowers/planting perennials.

  2. Don’t let lack of space hold you back. You can garden in containers/windowsills/hanging baskets/balconies.

  3. There are no mistakes in gardening. Don’t be scared about getting something ‘wrong’ as there is so much to learn and it will improve your knowledge.

  4. Ask for help. Consult family members who garden about their best tips and maybe ask to share their space? Everyone needs help weeding! They could also have spare tools that they may lend/give you to help you get started.

  5. Take on an allotment space with friends/family and grow what you like. Why not try and plant it up with bee-friendly perennials.

  6. Follow gardeners/allotment holders on social media to gain advice/information/ideas from them. Plus these posts are a great way to brighten up your feed.

  7. Composting will save you a lot of money and can reduce food waste. Compost bins are often given away for free so look out for them. A good mix of grass cuttings, vegetable trimmings, nettle leaves and annual weeds makes the perfect mix.

  8. Shop local and not online for plants so you can choose your own plant, a healthy plant. It is also great to support independent, local businesses like us.

  9. Learn all about your own space including light levels/soil quality/moisture content and choose plants/vegetables that will thrive in those conditions.

  10. Always take time out to enjoy your own space and sit amongst the plants you’ve grown. It’s hard work but the rewards are so worth it.

For any advice, please give us a call

01952 813500

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